Colin Lloyd has chaired the Fundraising Standards Board since its launch in 2006. He was also chair of the Direct Marketing Association from 1992 to 2001 and introduced a unified self-regulatory scheme for the direct marketing industry in 2006. He became the DMA’s first president in 1999 and continued in this position until 2001, and also served time as vice president of the Federation of Direct Marketing, the European arm for direct marketing. And he was chairman of Trust UK, responsible for internet regulation in the United Kingdom.
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The FRSB has thrown out a protracted complaint by an anti-face-to-face fundraising campaigner over Cancer Research UK’s disclosure of its fundraising costs and returns.
The Fundraising Standards Board has ruled that street fundraising company Tag breached the Institute of Fundraising code of fundraising practice for face-to-face activity and charity law while fundraising on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care in London this June.
The Institute of Fundraising, PFRA and Fundraising Standards Board have agreed that the FRSB will be put forward as the official public face for fundraising complaints following a challenge set forth by Lord Hodgson to simplify the system.
Many people feel charity advertisements go too far in portraying distressing images and situations, or in making them feel guilty for not donating, according to a report for the Advertising Standards Authority.
The Fundraising Standards Board has dismissed a complaint about a Smile Train mailing which promised not to mail recipients again if they donated.
The FRSB has sided with a children’s charity after it refused to give a refund to a supporter who decided not to participate in its Kilimanjaro challenge event.
The Fundraising Standards Board has referred ex-member charity Painted Children to police and the Charity Commission after its fundraisers repeatedly violated public collection codes and law.
The Fundraising Standards Board has kicked out and condemned fundraising company Sports 4 All after it failed to pass on the proceeds of a school fundraising event to the school.